We asked commuters on the Toronto subway how connectivity improves their commute.
Internet access is increasingly a utility rather than a luxury, with around 90% of Canadians connected to wireless networks and nearly all Canadians under the age of 45 using the internet every day. People expect to be connected everywhere they go. This includes 4.2 million public transport commuters. With Toronto residents taking an average of […]
BAI Communications (BAI) leverages its established partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology providers to deliver independent and reliable communications infrastructure in some of the most complex and therefore challenging environments – including that of a busy transit system. BAI has had a long and successful partnership with SOLiD, a world leader in indoor and […]
Our wireless communications network in Toronto is built to support a variety of layered applications, all connected via our extensive high-count fibre optic network; spanning the breadth of the city. We are uniquely positioned to provide connectivity for numerous initiatives across the Greater Toronto Area. Read more – Fibre connectivity in Toronto
On 5 December, Ken Ranger spoke with members of the Professional Engineers of Ontario’s (PEO) York chapter about the challenges and triumphs of BAI’s wireless project in Toronto. Along with 35 fellow engineers, Ken took PEO members through the design and build phases of the Toronto project, through to the ongoing operation and maintenance of […]
More than three years after cellular service became available in parts of the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway, only customers of smaller provider Freedom Mobile can use the service. BAI Communications Canada won a contract to build the network for the country’s biggest underground transit system and says so far, only Freedom, which is owned by […]
Canada’s largest city is diverse, vibrant and rich in culture and history. Living and working in Toronto is rewarding but also increasingly expensive. Families, commuters and downtown young professionals struggle with high housing costs, child care and transit costs and with steep cell phone bills – staying connected is a challenge. An alarming number of Canadians face this […]
Pictured above: Jeremy Foran works with contestants of the 2017 Hacktrain event in London. Jeremy Foran has been with the BAI Canada team for over three years. In his role as a technology specialist, he focuses on using data to solve challenges for rail operators and their customers. We sat down with Jeremy to hear […]
New or innovative applications of existing technologies are changing the way we live, commute and interact. It is also driving a quiet, yet powerful disruption for persons with disabilities, improving quality of life and enhancing independent living. In recent years, there has been a veritable explosion in adaptive and assistive technologies enhancing mobility and accessibility for people with disabilities, including whilst riding the subway.
Highlights inside this issue of On Air Magazine include: Major milestone for BAI Canada – with cell connectivity at all 75 Toronto stations Connecting the commuters of New York – 280 million cellular calls recorded in one year Darwin’s gone digital – audio enhanced for listeners DAB+ network switched on Iconic location for BAI UK – […]